was looking forward to my first overnighter in the Mt. Baker National Forest this weekend, but in an attempt to tune up my '72 Winnie, have a broken plug. Have tried PB Blaster & easyout...what now?

Guess I'll be tenting it!

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Comment by John "T" Nordhoff on October 3, 2011 at 4:53pm

   Sorry, but I dont understand just where youre at when you claim    "have a broken plug. Have tried PB Blaster & easyout...   If the porcelain portion of a spark plug breaks off (not hard to do) your spark plug wrench should still fit the lower hex and thats, of course, what you must now remove. When you mention "easyout" however, thats when you break a bolt off and you drill a hole into it and insert the easyout to turn to extract the broken bolt. To use an easyout on a broken spark plug you would have to drill a hole down through its center core AND THAT WOULD BE TOUGH.


 Soooooooooo just what do you have??? if your plug wrench/socket still fits the hex, Id be sure and use a 6 point NOT a 12 point socket, they are usually 5/8 (newer smaller plugs) or 13/16 (older bigger plugs). If she just too tight to turn, keep adding PB Blaster or Liquid Wrench types of Penetrating Oils and let it soak over time THENNNNNNN use a hammer out on the end of your wrench or ratchet or breaker bar etc to tap tap tap rap rap rap (or an air impact wrench) the end to shock n vibrate it out instead of any hard steady pull thats more apt to break something.


  I dont see why you would sue an easyout as that first requires drilling a hole through the plug and all those filings are going into your cylinders !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! unless you dont drill too deep???


 As long as you can still get a 6 point (deep well if needed) socket on the plugs hex and use a breaker bar or ratchet to rap n tap n hit the wrench end it should shock n vibrate loose so it will eventually turn out. I just dotn understand trying an easy out that requires drilling a hole?? as long as theres any plug hex to get a socket on


  Please correct my misunderstanding of your situation, but penetrating oil soakings followed by shocking hammer blows on the end of a ratchet with a 6 point socket should get a plug out!!! 


  John T Nordhoff in Indiana



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